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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fredinand and Wayward girl...

I am ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with Piazza, new york catcher (A song) from Belle and sebastian, a scottish indie pop band from 1996 who play 1960's pop , indie-pop anti folk and various other forms of music. Their lyrics are quite complexed, well structered and have this tinge of reality which makes them beliavable. Listen to their music if you like quirky singers with random lyrics like kimya dawson etc.

*This track was also featured in the movie, juno

Piazza, New York Catcher
Elope with me Miss Private and we’ll sail around the world
I will be your Ferdinand and you my wayward girl
How many nights of talking in hotel rooms can you take?
How many nights of limping round on pagan holidays?
Oh elope with me in private and we’ll set something ablaze
A trail for the devil to erase

San Francisco’s calling us, the Giants and Mets will play
Piazza, New York catcher, are you straight or are you gay?
We hung about the stadium, we’ve got no place to stay
We hung about the tenderloin and tenderly you tell
About the saddest ending of a book you ever had to read
The statue’s crying too and well he may

I love you I’ve a drowning grip on your adoring face
I love you my responsibility has found a place
Beside you and strong warnings in the guise of gentle words
Come wave upon me from the wider family net absurd
“You’ll take care of her, I know it, you will do a better job”
Maybe, but not what she deserves

Elope with me Miss Private and we’ll drink ourselves awake
We’ll taste the coffee houses and award certificates
A privy seal to keep the feel of 1960 style
We’ll comment on the decor and we’ll help the passer by
And at dusk when work is over we’ll continue the debate
In a borrowed bedroom virginal and spare

The catcher hits for .318 and catches every day
The pitcher puts religion first and rests on holidays
He goes into cathedrals and lies prostrate on the floor
He knows the drink affects his speed he’s praying for
a doorway
Back into the life he wants and the confession of the bench
Life outside the diamond is a wrench

I wish that you were here with me to pass the dull weekend
I know it wouldn’t come to love, my heroine pretend
A lady stepping from the songs we love until this day
You’d settle for an epitaph like “Walk Away, Renee”
The sun upon the roof in winter will draw you out like
a flower
Meet you at the statue in an hour
Meet you at the statue in an hour


  1. Hey there,

    thanks for dropping by my blog. And i must say there are some striking similarities..for instance i love this song too.. in fact a lot of other belle and sebastian ones as well...

  2. Hii!! Thanks for the comment!
    Its really weird that you even know belle and sebastian becoz whenevr I ask any of my friends about this band.. NOONE HAS HEARD ABOUT IT!

    I really have started loving them... Amazing pop music!